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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle
Where ever I go, there I am, District of Columbia,
January 12
Lucille Ball meets Bridget Jones, add some political salt and pepper, and that's me. I am progressive, love the arts, and got moxie! Please, don't be tacky and plagiarize.


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JULY 13, 2013 3:21PM

I'm tired of being picked on.

I am hard pressed to think of a time when I feel more vulnerable than when I visit my gynecologist.  The whole ordeal is the most personal of experiences.  Aside from the exam, the conversations that take place would make a passerby on the street blush and are of the utmost… Read full post »


  1. Pinterest.
  2. Open Salon.
  3. Check Email.
  4. Listen to Pandora while skiing the net.
  5. Recheck Email.
  6. Facebook for as long as I can stand it.
  7. Look at pictures of my deceased cat.
  8. Check other email account.
  9. Watch  movies on Amazon Prime.
  10. Rewatch TV shows on Amazon Prime.
  11. Try not to cyber-stalk
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Top 10 Things I Don't Care About (But Still Find Annoying) 

  1. Facebook
  2. Pugs
  3. Eric Cantor's hair
  4. SUVs
  5. The Tea Party
  6. "Is this organic?"
  7. GQ Magazine
  8. UFC
  9. Professional Bodybuilding
  10. Celebrities on Twitter

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MAY 26, 2013 8:55PM


"Even a skinny person can have cellulite," proclaimed an article from one of my recent Vogue magazines.  Don't ask  me which one... I don't feel like digging through the ones I have here on the West Coast to more than likely discover it's in an article in storage on the East… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 9:55PM

Long Time, No Post, OS

In an effort to avoid doing work for classes and indulge myself to cope with burnout, I decided to write a little post.  I have officially been in Oregon for too long now for doctoral work... I miss the East Coast so much I can hardly stand myself.  I moved out… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2012 3:21PM

Aurora? What Aurora?

I'll admit it.  I'm apathetic to the massacre in Aurora. 


I'm used to it.

I was shocked by Columbine, I was only a senior in high school then.  I was shocked by the shooting of Gabby Giffords.  Who else?  I feel like I'm forgetting some people or incidents... wasn't… Read full post »

JUNE 29, 2012 2:52PM

Using some discretion.

What I wish people would not post on Facebook as a status update.

  1. "Please pray for my husband, John Doe, as we go in today for his prostate biopsy!  He's been having such a hard time peeing lately.  Hopefully, this will help us figure out what's wrong!"
  2. Sonogram/
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JUNE 12, 2012 4:42PM

Creativity, Please.

Two months ago, I came to the conclusion that I was, indeed, going to have to put my cat to sleep.  Two months ago, I bravely signed my name to a contract accepting a Graduate Teaching Fellowship to a Doctoral Program at the University of Oregon, which means that I am… Read full post »

I entered my 9th grade year in high school at the age of 14, and never anticipated that my time spent in that world would permanently scar me.  Almost immediately in the start of the school year, a senior asked me out and his best friend, also a senior, asked out… Read full post »

This past Saturday night, one of my housemates (whom I shall refer to as Pot Head) and her girlfriend smoked weed in her bedroom before going out.  Also, before going out, one of them went into the bathroom, shit on the floor, smeared it when trying to clean it up, stepped… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2012 3:34PM

He Wants to Shoot Me.

I have volunteered for political campaigns for a couple of years now, I've phone banked, canvassed, handed out literature at Metro stops.  It is expected that in doing such an activity that I would come across an individual who would not be welcoming to me and the candidate that I am… Read full post »

You know, I thought I had finally come to a place of understanding in regards to the opposite sex.  Alas, I am at a loss.

Guy With Two First Names and I had made tentative plans for Saturday afternoon.  He emailed me at 11 PM Friday night to confirm... "Sorry for… Read full post »

MARCH 29, 2012 2:51PM

Where's my umbrella?

Monday: Still no word from my top choice school.  Crew season started, but I haven't signed up because I don't know where I'll be moving and how much money I'll need to save.  Shitty day at work.  Tired.

Tuesday: Still no word from my top choice school.  Shittier day at work. … Read full post »

Well, first things first, my housemate came home with a hickie on her neck.  Amazing.

So, I saw him for the second time yesterday.  I can say that my effort to increasingly practice patience, which is something that coincided with the New Year and naturally became a resolution, has benefite… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 15, 2012 4:02PM

I will not be ashamed.

I am a woman.  What makes me a woman is something that makes everyone uncomfortable - even me because I was raised by a mother too embarrassed to talk about being a woman and a father who hates women.  But, since it seems that there is a rather large group of… Read full post »

So, we met today and he's very kind, considerate, well mannered, polite, intelligent, easy going, sophisticated - basically the kind of man I've been waiting to meet.  But, I don't think we're right for each other.  I'm way too over the top for him, I curse too much, I'm too reactionary,… Read full post »

MARCH 8, 2012 2:55PM

The guy with two first names.

Yes, Bob McDonnell signed HB 462, requring a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound first and then endure a waiting period before having the procedure.  It is now Virginia Law.  But, there are more important mundane things in my life, like trying to date.

One of my matches… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2012 12:01PM

What the fuck?

I did this thing called Friendswap, an invite only, free matching service that happens once a year here in DC.  It gets its name from the two organizers who happened to be good at matching their friends - hence, Friendswap.  You fill out your profile online, they match you with people,… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 3, 2012 9:08PM

If I Wanted the Government In My Womb I'd F*ck a Senator

Let me just start this off with this:


 Really? Really?  Really?  They brought out the Riot Police for 1,000 protestors - clergy, women, men, all ages, all races - who are refusing to allow the attacks on women's reproductive rights and health by the General Assembly of Virgini… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2012 1:02PM

I know I will regret saying this, but...

Everyone here whose mother is driving them crazy, raise your hands! 

I know, it's just a phase, but I can't take this shit anymore.  This goes back to September, when she began freaking out over my applying to doctoral programs and her screeching at me over the phone: "Boston!  You… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2012 4:00PM

Sinners, Whores, & Heretics

I was just reading an article on NPR  about the GOP's attempt in New Hampshire to amend its law requiring coverage of contraception in all prescription drug plans that has existed since 2000.  I quote from the article:

"I wasn't here back in 1999," said Diane Murphy Quinlan, chancellor ofRead full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2012 4:16PM

"Was this a male or female friend?"

A friend took me to lunch on Saturday to celebrate my birthday, and afterwards, we went to Hello Cupcake for desert.  Num num num!  I so very much enjoyed my chocolate cupcake with bourbon frosting and a chocolate dipped potato chip on top!  Too bad I can't remember the name of… Read full post »

Susan, of the Susan G Komen for the Cure, you and I need to have a talk.  My eyes used to well up with tears whenever I would see one of your commercials advertising the Race for the Cure (the name of which you have taken other organizations to court for… Read full post »

Oh, Lord!  Here I am, having returned from a successful trip to Oregon for an audition into University of Oregon's Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) program, (still dealing with a numb right foot thanks to flying and sitting for so long) and feeling very content.  In July of 2010, I quit… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2012 12:53PM

Blacking Out My Rights as a US Citizen

In becoming a resident of Washington, DC, I forfeited one of my principles: that I would not live in the District because I would have no Congressional Representation.  Yes, we have a non-voting member, but that's only a gesture - and an empty one at that.  But, I have been on… Read full post »